What ails and heals the planet’s 7 billion people.
In Uruguay, pot could cost more for pain relief than for pleasure
Medical marijuana needs to be of a higher grade and priced accordingly, Uruguayan drug authorities say. But, as always, the details are fuzzy.
Three adults and an embryo are OK in the UK
If the bill becomes law, the UK will become the world’s first country to legalize the creation of embryos using DNA from three different people.
After Mexican hospital explosion, babies suffering life-threatening burns could be airlifted to Texas
Thursday's gas truck explosion at a Mexico City maternity hospital killed three people, including two babies.
In Ebola response, Big Pharma and public sector strive to make up for lost time
A new US law could expedite vaccine development through public-private partnerships.
Ebola’s public health message: Sanitation is critical to containing the disease
Commentary: Running water and flushing toilets would make a huge difference in blocking the spread of infectious diseases.
Is this the beginning of the end for the Ebola outbreak in West Africa?
It is far from over yet. But there is, at last, hope that the end of the outbreak may be within sight.
Indian women hear some crazy things about their periods
Millions believe menstruation is a disease. Others are forbidden from sleeping on mattresses.
Who, or what, is behind the mysterious HIV outbreak in this Cambodian village?
Tiny Rhoka, population 2,700, suddenly has an infection rate more than 20 times the national average. Why?
This map shows you all the places where the pill is free
These nations have government subsidies that make buying the pill free.
It's still okay to kick guys in the crotch on British TV, just not in porn
Sex industry workers say new internet porn restrictions don't make sense.
This map shows you the countries where AIDS is the deadliest infectious disease
We mark World AIDS Day by highlighting the places where the disease is still a major killer.
The country hit hardest by Ebola celebrates Thanksgiving, too
As the outbreak in Liberia turned a corner earlier this month, a day for counting blessings was especially poignant.
These charts show just how bad gun violence is in the US, compared to developed peers
Ferguson's story isn't just about racial inequality in the United States — it's about guns, too.
Ebola-infected Sierra Leone doctor 'extremely ill' in US
Meanwhile, world leaders at the G20 summit said they were prepared 'to do what is necessary to ensure the international effort can extinguish the outbreak.'
Lessons from Ebola: Health care in Africa needs a PEPFAR-like approach
Commentary: With Ebola hysteria fading in the US, we now risk losing sight of a critical larger issue — the need to build strong health care systems in the poorest parts of Africa. World leaders would do well to take their cues from the PEPFAR program.
EU scheme commits $350 million for research on Ebola vaccines, tests
With a total budget of $4.1 billion for the period 2014 to 2024, Europe's IMI scheme is the world's biggest public-private partnership in life sciences.
These charts show you the places where women are killed by the people close to them
Spoiler alert: it's everyone's problem.
US isolates troops while Australia imposes visa ban on Ebola-hit West Africa states
'Western countries are creating mass panic which is unhelpful in containing a contagious disease like Ebola,' Ugandan government spokesman Ofwono Opondo said.
Governments must not deter Ebola health workers — quarantine must be rational, UN says
An American nurse who was quarantined after returning from Sierra Leone criticized her isolation on Sunday and said she posed no health threat.
Half of Ebola victims have died. But half also survived. Their portraits are incredibly moving
Getty photographer John Moore has been capturing some of the most devastating, heart-wrenching, and sometimes hopeful images of the Ebola crisis.
23 ridiculous products you need to survive America's Ebola apocalypse
Amazon, eBay, and Etsy will share the Nobel Peace Prize in 2015. Count on it.
Heroin use is so high in Myanmar that syringes now serve as currency
Shopkeepers dispense needles as small change. Addicts prefer them to dirty, worn bills.
This map shows which is the deadliest infectious disease where you live
'Tuberculosis' and 'AIDS' aren't trending on Twitter, but they probably should be.
Red Cross head Elhadj As Sy calls Ebola travel bans 'irrational'
Health experts warn that excessive constraints on air travel could have severe economic consequences that could destabilize the region and possibly disrupt essential health and humanitarian services.
These stomach-turning photos will soon be stamped on every pack of cigarettes in India
Smoking in India is about to get a lot more difficult. Like nauseatingly difficult.
Spanish nurse cleared of Ebola
Teresa Romero, who was hospitalized on Oct. 6 at the Carlos III Hospital in Madrid, has tested negative for the deadly virus.
More kids around the world today are living past their fifth birthday
Looks like the UN is good for something.
Ebola hysteria is going viral. Don't fall for these 5 myths
Switch off the television and read this instead.
Most US nurses say their hospitals aren't prepared for Ebola
Well that's disconcerting.
First US Ebola infection sparks fears about safety protocols
A Texas health care worker has become the first person to contract Ebola on American soil.
These photos of Ebola victims' grieving families are utterly tragic
More than 4,000 have died. None of their bodies could be held after death.